Graham Ashley followed up the featuring of his Italian HO layout in Continental Modeller’s June Edition, with Railway of the Month in September’s issue of the sister magazine Railway Modeller.
“Bridport re-imagined” is an OO scale modern image British outline “never leave home” layout located in a purpose built room using half of a double garage.
So for the record, layouts at the Liphook club have now been featured three times in Continental Modeller (two articles on a Japanese N scale club layout and one on the Italian HO scale layout) and once in Railway Modeller.
Unfortunately none of the layouts now exist. Yamanouchi Oshika was sold and is now a British layout!; Travo has been dismantled, as has Bridport- ready for an impending house move.
We had a good two days at Eurotrack 2017- 25th & 26th February 2017 with Travo, Graham A’s* Italian -Era 6 layout TRAVO.
Graham received many compliments on the modelling & simplicity of his layout, but the layout suffered a few irritating minor electrical problems which started dark talk of scrapping on the Saturday. The situation improved somewhat on Sunday, but the problems continued.
Graham is now contemplating improvements and track relaying- exhibition invites were received but were rejected until the problems are resolved.
Graham was helped by Nick H*. on the Saturday and on Saturday & Sunday by the writer
A series of pictures (not these) were taken by the Continental Modeller editor on the Sunday- hopefully might appear in CM at some point.
See details of a new Liphook U3A group being proposed for 2017
Building a model railway 2017 is not a course but a group who will follow the building of a new model railway layout over a period of 12 months- monthly sessions with the opportunity to exhibit the finished layout at local & regional exhibitions. See details on a new page on this site.
Today we (Nick, Graham & myself) had a good day exhibiting Kanjiyamaat Globalrail 2016 at Didcot
This was the first time the club had exhibited at a German Railway Society exhibition. It was well organised; there was a good interesting range of layouts, including Czech narrow gauge -TT on Z scale track & O gauge German & British; with excellent trade serving continental enthusiasts & a number of specialised continental socities. The venue was good. The layout behaved itself.
I am sure the organisers would have liked a few more visitors, but as a new show at a new venue it was promising
We hope to get invited again!
David & Ben visited the exhibition & did some shopping..
Nick & myselfalso helped to keep the traders happy with some buying & Graham exercised commendable control in buying a few copies of S/H back issues of Continental Modeller magazine!
I met a fellow member of the Scandinavian Railways Society & the editor/owner of Scale Rail International, Chris Ford who recognised my name from his subscriber list!!